Confucian Virtue Ethics in the 21st Century Analytical Essay by Top Papers

Confucian Virtue Ethics in the 21st Century
A look at the applicability of Confucian virtue ethics in the 21st century.
# 141317 | 1,500 words | 3 sources | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in Philosophy (Eastern) , Religion and Theology (Eastern) , Ethics (General)

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This paper refers to the merits of Confucian virtue ethics in relation to a contemporary North American city, how Confucius would respond to it, and what his comments might be on the orientations of university students in 2008 in Toronto. The paper addresses virtue ethics as humanistic and what some would see as idealistic, parallels in Judeo-Christian ideas of virtue as its own reward or obligations versus rights and the proper use of power/privilege.

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"This paper gained from time devoted to exploring a large Canadian city aware of social troubles that were less serious, a generation ago, and thinking over what many people can see as merely historic or quaint Confucian values. Too often, Confucianism has been assessed in terms of the nominal Confucianism of classes in China of old that gained legitimacy from the tradition but tended to dispense with what Confucianism actually demanded of them. Instead, basic Confucian ideals of personal virtue seem much needed in the 21st century and in the West, too, in traditions that..."

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